Thursday, January 17, 2008

I've got 5 minutes to spare!

Alexandra capping my photo session...

Wow, it's been over a week since I've posted anything. I've had the hardest time doing anything online lately. It seems that our connection is sporadic. I'm glad that we have a connection but jeez, it doesn't have to be so unreliable. For example, I edited the previous post about 5 times because the spacing is off. It looked great as a draft and then each time that I published it, it came out looking the same-not edited. ARRRRGGHHH! I've also been trying to use our ancient laptop in the living room and have had no luck with that. That poor dinosaur just shuts down on me half of the time and it's so frustrating.


I've got so much to tell and so little time to do it. I have a moment now because Kosta went to Kozani to run some errands today and he took Alexandra with him. For those of you that know me well hold the applause, it's still tough for me to let my babies out to my sight. I'm letting them go little by little and it kills me. It's not that I don't trust my husband with the baby, it's just simply the fact that I feel that I need to have my baby with me. I still have a hard time putting Iza and Foti on the school bus everyday. Foti resists getting on 3 days out of 5 and watching him being driven away with his lip trembling just breaks my heart. On the flip side, I know that once I'm out of sight he's ok and he does actually enjoy school now so that's how I get through the few minutes of agony as we practically force him into his seat. So, I'll get over my children spending time away from me, it's just going to take time.


We are all in great health now and moving forward with our new life in Greece. It's been a week since we've given anyone any kind medicine. I have all of the medicine bottles lined up on the window sill above the kitchen sink and I call it my little pharmacy. Since we're all better the pharmacy is closed and I have to find new homes for the medicine bottles.


I'm logging off for now, but I'll be back soon with a lot to say. Although this move has basically sucked the life out of me I haven't given up on the blog!


  1. Cheryl, I'm so glad to hear everyone is feeling better, but sorry your internet connection isn't better. As for your kids growing up, everyone I know struggles with it. Seems like my sister and a lot of my friends all have a child in their last year of high school and they are all starting to freak out at the realization of the kids leaving home for college. Whether its grade school or college, these transitions are always hard. Sounds like you've got a good attitude about it!

  2. Laurie,
    Thanks, I know it's hard for most mothers to let their children out of sight. I'm having a hard time now so i can't imagine how it'll be when they leave home for college. All that I can say is that I'll have to do my best to prepare them for what's out there. :)